Sarfaraz Ahmed retained as Pakistan’s skipper for Sri Lanka ODIs and T20Is

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Sarfaraz has been persevered with even after his poor present within the 2019 World Cup.

Sarfraz Ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

After the 2019 World Cup, Pakistan are but to play any cricket. Their subsequent task is the three-match ODI and three-match T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka at residence. The itinerary begins with the One Dayers on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi adopted by the 20-overs format on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It’ll be the primary time after 2009 when Lankan shall be enjoying a full-fledged sequence in Pakistan.

Within the meantime, it has been realized that Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained because the skipper of the nationwide workforce for the house sequence. There was plenty of questions for fairly a while concerning his credentials to steer on the highest degree. His poor efficiency within the World Cup didn’t assist his trigger both and he was a recipient of extreme criticism and brickbats, and even abuses.

Babar Azam named Sarfaraz’s deputy

The limited-overs sequence is an opportunity for the keeper to repay the selectors’ religion in him. Babar Azam, the highest order batsman, has been named as his deputy as per reviews in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) official web site. Babar has arguably been Pakistan’s most dependable batsmen, particularly in ODIs and T20Is and was a star performer within the World Cup. He additionally did nicely for Somerset within the T20 Blast.

So far as the upcoming sequence is worried, it bought a inexperienced sign after a safety delegation gave a constructive suggestions to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Regardless of that, 10 of the cricketers, together with the likes of Dimuth Karunaratne, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews have pulled out of the sequence citing safety considerations. Therefore, the guests had been actually compelled to call a depleted squad.

Sarfaraz has additionally spoken on the matter, asking for assist from the opposite cricketing nations. He talked about how Pakistan despatched its junior workforce to Sri Lanka after the Easter bombings earlier this 12 months. Lately, the SLC confirmed that their Prime Minister has obtained a message, which talked about an assault on the visiting workforce in Pakistan. That incident has additionally put the sequence below the clouds.

Check cricket hasn’t taken place in Pakistan ever because the bus assault on the Sri Lankan workforce exterior the Gaddafi Stadium in 2009. Later this 12 months, the 2 nations are additionally scheduled to play a few matches within the ICC World Check Championship and it’s not identified the place the video games will happen.

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